Performing and visual arts events worth seeking out in Orlando this week

Looking to up your appreciation of the arts?

We've rounded up three artsy events around Orlando this week that will scratch your cultural itch, from a solo exhibition to a painting class.

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John Alamo Solo Exhibition

Downtown Arts Collective is hosting an opening reception for the solo exhibition of Haitian-American abstract artist John Alamo. Alamo's work integrates inspirations from Vodun magic and his own dreamy mentality. The event includes live music and a cocktail party.

When: Thursday, March 21, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Downtown Arts Collective, 643 Lexington Ave.
Price: Free
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Women in the Arts Awards

The annual "Celebrating the Genius of Women" art exhibition will take place at the Orlando Public Library this Saturday. The gallery walk is staged by Women in the Arts Inc. and includes local, national and international finalists.

In addition to the showcase, there will also be an awards ceremony for the Patron's Choice Award and the Women in the Arts Awards, followed by a reception. 

When: Saturday, March 23, 2-5 p.m.
Where: Orange County Library System, 101 E. Central Blvd.
Price: Free
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Paint Sip and Swirl – 52 Percent Discount

Paint Sip and Swirl is offering a deal on a step-by-step painting class for groups of four. Attendees may enjoy wine or other libations as they create their individual canvas art pieces. All skill levels are welcome. 

Where: Paint Sip and Swirl, 3201 E. Colonial Drive, Suite F-28

Price: $95 (52 percent discount off regular price)
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